Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Family Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas at Doug and Barb's. They sure "outdid" themselves, and are the "Hostesses with the Mostest".

We had a nice, uneventful drive down from Anchorage. It was cloudy and gray when we left Anchorage through Turnagain Pass, but then the sun broke through a little.

Mt. ReDoubt.

When we got into Homer, we drove down to the spit, and took some pictures of the eagles.

After we poked around on the spit for awhile, it was time for Doug and Barb to be off work, so we headed off to their house. It was sooooo good to see them!

We had a wonderful evening, talking, laughing and eating a delicious dinner. We were off to bed fairly early, as us old folks (Dave and Di) were sleepy.

Christmas morning came early for us, we got up and had several cups of coffee, waited for Doug to get home from work. We opened our stockings and presents before we ate brunch.

Here are some pictures of us opening our stockings, and unwrapping presents.

After presents, we were in for a treat for our breakfast. Doug and Barb had told us they had a surprise for breakfast--and it was! We had breakfast in a bag! Mixed up eggs and omelette fixings in a zip lock bag, and then boiled them all together in a big pot. Sounds weird, but they were delicious and easy. Here we are fixing our yummy breakfast!

We just relaxed the rest of the day, played a game of cards (the girls won!) and Matt took the dogs to the beach for a walk.

We had a late dinner--very non-traditional (but traditional for Alaska!) Of course it was delicious, and there was very good wine to accompany.

It's always good to spend Christmas with family, and this year was extra special. We sure missed Mom and Dad, Kyle, Krista and Kasey. and wish we could have ALL been together! Doug and Barb fed us wonderful meals, gave thoughtful gifts, and even made sure Santa came to fill our stockings! Thanks to both of you for a lovely time, we love you!

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